July 11, 2022

Glimpse.

NASA unveiled the first image from the new Webb telescope today. The telescope is in orbit around the Earth and Sun, about 1.5 million miles away from Earth, and can “see” farther than any telescope to date.

As reported by NASA, this image represents the same area of the Universe as if you were to pick up one grain sand from a beach and hold it out at arms length to look at it. The number of galaxies and other celestial phenomena in this impossibly small area of our Universe should keep everything in perspective. We should be humble. And this is only the first photo.

Observing.

Truman has spent much of the morning watching the wildlife (mostly doves and roadrunners) outside my office window. He did, however, take a moment to look at the weird guy with the box that takes photos.

Wallpaper, Part 2.

So, last week I wrote about a new wallpaper I was using on my devices. Over the weekend I logged on in the middle of the night (because I was bored and couldn’t sleep) and I realized the wallpaper was a touch too bright for the nighttime. It wasn’t super startling, but it was a bit overwhelming. I promptly dug up an old wallpaper I used a while back and found it much more nighttime friendly.

So here it is in its full resolution glory. I don’t remember where I originally found this, so I can’t give proper credit. I didn’t create it; if I find the creator I’ll update this entry with the proper credit. You can click on the image to open up the full resolution version.

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